Niece of man shot, killed by Vallejo PD tased during arrest

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VALLEJO (KRON) — The family of Willie McCoy, who was fatally shot in a Taco Bell drive-thru by six Vallejo police officers, is sounding off against the department.

This time it’s for another incident involving McCoy’s 20-year-old niece who was arrested and tased by officers during an incident with a car full of young women.

Those in the community are very upset about the case.

They want answers after the young woman was tased and the group was questioned by officers.

Chaos erupted during the recent traffic stop in Vallejo — one where the four African American women were questioned by officers.

20-year-old Deyana Jenkins was the driver of the car.

Jenkins was driving without a license and eventually arrested, but not before officers tased her, saying she resisted arrest.

In cell phone video, you can see her on the ground after being tased.

Her lawyer is questioning why the group was even pulled over.

Reports say that the women had driven by officers with their windows open and made gun gestures with their hands, something Jenkins denies but something an officer references during this cell phone video.

Vallejo Police are not commenting on the case, only saying that this is a personnel matter that the chief is reviewing. 

Jenkins, who is facing driving without a license and resisting arrest charges, hasn’t filed a lawsuit against the department — but her lawyer says that could eventually happen. 

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